Point Loma Nazarene University was set up in 1902 by the church of Nazarene. Located at the oceanfront of Point Loma in San Diego, California; the university is touted to be a liberal Christian college with an endowment amount of $32,160,415. PLNU; it’s at times referred in the category of private institutions, and educate in excess of 3000 students putting together undergraduates and postgraduates.
In its many years history, the Point Loma Nazarene University has had itself named and renamed many times. Such as; at the time of its accreditation to Western Association of Schools and Colleges in 1949, it was named as Pasadena College.
After shifting to the present site of Point Loma in 1973, its name was changed to Point Loma College: An Institution of the Church of the Nazarene;, but only for 10 years. In 1983, it was re-named as Point Loma Nazarene College only to get it changed to its present name of Point Loma Nazarene University in 1998.
The institute offers more than 50 educational courses at graduate and undergraduate levels. All the undergraduate programs are offered from its main campus at Point Loma and those looking for a graduate level course can pursue it from five regional campuses, which are located in Arcadia, Bakersfield, the Inland Empire,Mission Valley and San Diego.
The process of learning at Point Loma Nazarene University is in tandem with its mission to “teach, shape and send’’ its students into mainstream society. Entire infrastructure of the institute, pedagogical or any other is used to achieve it.
Faculty members in all the disciplines are almost as a rule people widely known for their excellence in their respective fields. The learning process involves a lot of practical work with the purpose of training students to become leaders in their chosen fields.
The students’ life at Point Loma Nazarene University isn’t just limited to academics, but the institute emphasizes in athletics as well. In fact, there are 14 athletics programs sponsored by the university, equally divided between both the sexes. It has a mascot in Roary the Sea Lion since 2002.
All these have resulted in a glittering list of notable alumnae, which helps further attract talented students.